Teaching Torah in Israel

What we desperately need today in Israel is a cadre of rabbis in all the various denominations who share Rabbi Hollander’s passion for making the Torah a source for encouragement.

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November 1, 2018 19:59
Teaching Torah in Israel

‘HAGAR GIVING Ishmael Water From the Miraculous Well in the Desert,’ Charles Paul Landon.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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Books based on the parasha have become very common. After all, that is the way most people hear the Torah and the way in which it is most often taught. I think that this way became even more popular because of the work of the late beloved teacher Nechama Leibowitz. Even before the state was born, she developed a method of teaching the parasha through worksheets, basing them on passages from traditional commentaries, dissecting them and comparing them and requiring the student to comment on them in depth.

What was most remarkable was that she took it upon herself to then read all of those sent to her and comment on them. Where she found the time to do that I do not know, but it left an indelible impression on her hundreds of students, my daughter among them. Although strictly Orthodox, there was nothing superficial or apologetic about her approach. She brought new life to ancient texts and made them speak to modern times.

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